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Water & Shore Bug (several families)Aquarius antigone

1 Water strider, pond skater at Stony Creek

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Aquarius antigone at Stony Creek - 31 Mar 2019
Aquarius antigone at Stony Creek - 31 Mar 2019
Aquarius antigone at Stony Creek - 31 Mar 2019
Aquarius antigone at Stony Creek - 31 Mar 2019
Aquarius antigone at Stony Creek - 31 Mar 2019

Identification history

Water & Shore Bug (several families) Aquarius antigone 7 Apr 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Water & Shore Bug (several families) Aquarius antigone 3 Apr 2019 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

I did not see any Water Striders on the main part of the river. It was not until I came across some slack water in the outside part of a wide bend that turned back on itself did I see these insects. In this little patch of calmer water there were two groups. The larger group was further out from the bank, it was also more active, with the members constantly moving against the gentle flow of the river in this slower-moving water The other group, last photo, was much smaller and very close to the river bank. Even my approach barely made them move. I wondered if this group was exhausted from trying to compete with the river’s flow so were unable to move very far.

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Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Stony Creek - 19 May 2019
Lichenostomus melanops (Yellow-tufted Honeyeater) at Stony Creek - 11 May 2019
Verbena incompta (Purpletop) at Stony Creek - 7 Apr 2019
Erigeron canadense (Canadian fleabane) at Stony Creek - 7 Apr 2019
Chenopodium album (Fat Hen) at Stony Creek - 7 Apr 2019
Oenothera stricta subsp. stricta (Common Evening Primrose) at Stony Creek - 7 Apr 2019
Riccia cartilaginosa (Liverwort) at Stony Creek - 7 Apr 2019
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stony Creek - 31 Mar 2019
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Stony Creek - 20 Mar 2019
Nososticta solida (Orange Threadtail) at Stony Creek - 28 Jan 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Stony Creek - 17 Dec 2018
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Stony Creek - 17 Dec 2018
Ludwigia palustris (Marsh Purslane) at Stony Creek - 11 Dec 2018
Diamma bicolor (Blue ant, Bluebottle ant) at Stony Creek - 6 Apr 2018
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Stony Creek - 6 Apr 2018
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Stony Creek - 30 Jan 2018
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Stony Creek - 30 Jan 2018
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Stony Creek - 25 Mar 2017
Xanthium strumarium (Noogoora Burr, Cockle Burr) at Stony Creek - 25 Mar 2017
Populus nigra (Lombardy Poplar) at Stony Creek - 7 Jan 2017
Strepsinoma foveata (Pyralid moth, Snout moth) at Stony Creek - 7 Jan 2017
Pomaderris pallida (Pale pomaderris) at Stony Creek - 17 Jan 2016
Cheilanthes distans (Bristly cloak fern) at Stony Creek - 17 Jan 2016

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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